Growing Links Seen Among Southeast Asian Islamists; Southern Thailand Affected
SINGAPORE -- Evidence is growing that threads of homespun Islamic
extremism in seven countries of Southeast Asia are weaving links among
each other. Malay Muslim insurgents
fighting an increasingly violent conflict in southern Thailand, for
example, now appear to be receiving assistance from Islamists elsewhere
in Southeast Asia.
The thread appears to loosely wind through Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia and even tightly controlled Burma. ...